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  1. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    6.0 or above. The optimal soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 30 to 50 ppm Mehlich-3 and for ... grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is 120 to 170 ppm for most of our soils ... moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint guide" that soil should ...

  2. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually acceptable, and levels as low as 40% NDFD could ... having NDFD levels as low as 35 to 40% with high NDF levels are acceptable for dry cows or beef cattle ... should be harvested between 40 to 60 days (30 to 50 inches tall) for lactating dairy cows. Harvesting ...

  3. Mysterious Illness Affecting Ohio Birds Update

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/mysterious-illness-affecting-ohio-birds-update

    info: Still no cause determined, but testing is not over yet. USGS and the ODNR’s recommendation ... songbirds, but also raptors and poultry. In brief-  still no conclusions, testing is ongoing, stop feeding ... http://bygl.osu.edu/index.php/node/1808 If you have trouble viewing this email or for more BYGL articles visit http://bygl.osu.edu ...

  4. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    tank parameters. Parameter Low Medium High Bulk tank SCC (cells/mL) <200,000 200,000- 400,000 ... the farm level. Therefore, listed below are key points expanded from the National Mastitis Council ... control program to improve milk quality at the herd level: Point #1: Establishment of goals for udder ...

  5. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    a negligible level of cross-reactivity between M. avium and M. bovis antigens, suggesting that infection could ... caused by the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). MAP is a highly ... been shown that the subclinical stages of MAP were associated with decreased milk yield and higher risk ...

  6. FABE Open House

    https://fabe.osu.edu/events/fabe-open-house

    Tuesday, August 31 between 4:00- 7:00 p.m. at the Agricultural Engineering Building. Featuring free food, ...

  7. Abha Bhattarai

    https://fabe.osu.edu/our-people/abha-bhattarai

    agricultural ecosystem services such as mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and increasing soil organic ...

  8. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    this optimal balance between meeting crop nutrient requirements without over-application is highly ... addition, there are over 1.3 million acres of pastureland on nearly 39,000 farms (50% of all farms) in the ...

  9. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    Soil phosphorus should be at least 20 ppm for grasses and 30 ppm for legumes, while minimum soil ... potassium should be 100 ppm for sandy soils less than 5 cation exchange capacity (CEC) or 120 ppm on all ... overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface crusting. Firm the ...

  10. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    facilities has been comparable to a year ago levels; however, for the week ending June 27, 2021, slaughter ... 50% of milk cow inventory, 64% of alfalfa acres, 36% of corn acres, and 31% of soybean acres were in ... 24,020 lb, a reduction of 45 lb from last month’s report.  Continued drought, high feed prices, and ...

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